Inspired by Starflight: 100 years ago Terrans were driven from their homeworld by an unknown alien race. The Guardian Starship 'Void of Darkness' was the evacuation fleet's only escort. Upon deploying a prototype weapon against their pursuers, the ship vanished without a trace and the evacuation fleet was catapulted across the universe. Now with the aid of an enigmatic alien race known as the 'Eurians', The Terran refugees have rebuilt their society and launched a new fleet of Starships. Take command of your ship and crew. Trade, explore, survive and engage. You must discover what happened to the starship 'Void of Darkness' before a new threat seals Terran fates forever, Featuring: Explore, trade, upgrade your ship and survive the war. For full Features list see the Void of Darkness Homepage Minimum: OS: Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8 | LINUX Processor: Intel Dual core or equivalent Memory: 2 GB RAM On-board Graphics Card (With latest OPENGL drivers)

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0 comments by Cruisin1500 on Dec 20th, 2013

Hi everyone, the game has been updated to version 1.0.7.3 with 1.0.7.4 due out tomorrow with some enhancements to user experience. All reported crashes have been fixed and I have had no reports of crashes since 1.06

As I had said before, post release updates would be released based on user feedback and other general enhancements to user experience. The majority of changes in the patches now reflect that.

Here are some screens from the release version:

Engaging a pirate vanguard at a pirate base:

Void of Darkness Screen shots

Engaging U'Guul warships with the assitance of Eurian and G'Lani military patrols:

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Skirmish between player, pirates and U'Guul:

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Encounter with Pirates: (Demanding Fuel, to let you go)

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Encounter with the evil U'Guul Race:

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An unknown encounter:

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Thanks,

Justin
Project Creator

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VOD 1.0.7.5 Patch

VOD 1.0.7.5 Patch

Dec 22, 2013 Patch 0 comments

Patch windows version 1.0.7.x to 1.0.7.5. It is an exe installer.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 13 2013, 9:02pm says:

Hi everyone, I mailed Desura in an effort to push the patch, I really want you to experience the game as it is now. Currently I have another patch waiting in the wings, but it doesn't make sense until this one has been made live.

I will try to see about hosting the patches elsewhere, which you can apply to the game folder Desura created, there shouldn't be any problems with this.

Right now I am at 1.04, I have listed the patch notes here: Vodgameforum.proboards.com for your viewing.

That's is actually 9 pages of MSWORD patch notes.

I have also created and uploaded anew combat footage trailer here for you to see what is in store for you in 1.04 with the polish done to combat to make it faster paced.

You can view the video here on Desura, Desura.com

...or on Youtube here: Youtube.com

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Tokisha
Tokisha Dec 13 2013, 10:00pm replied:

Looking forward to the patches, you designed one heck of an awsome game.I always wished there were more games like starflight and star control so glad I found this game.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 14 2013, 8:30am replied:

Hi thanks Tokisha. I know due to compatibility issues some persons might encounter some issues still which I will fix pronto. However, if you are keen to like it as it is, I can't wait for people to see version 1.0x(and beyond) since I have fixed so many things since then, plus the new launcher and support for lower resolutions and the polish to the universe life system. Regardless this polish will be on going post -release based on feedback, as well as additions to user experience based on feedback.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 13 2013, 9:08pm replied:

you can also view the patch notes here on desura:

Desura.com

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 12 2013, 8:29pm says:

Hi everyone, patch notes for 1.0.2 will be in your install folder, or you can click here.

1.0.2 was uploaded today a couple hours ago. It should be live soon on Desura. Your launcher version should read 1.0.2.

saved games prior to version 1.0 are not compatible, but all future saves will now be compatible.

Vodgameforum.proboards.com

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Lost-Cipher
Lost-Cipher Dec 12 2013, 12:09pm says:

Will the upload hit today? And are there any more Resolution options included within it?

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 12 2013, 1:05pm replied:

Should hit today as soon as Dave wakes up in Australia. Which is in like 2-3 hours from now.

It can handle resolution as low as 1024*768. If you do not see your resolution listed, just selected auto detect. It *should be working fine now. The new launcher has been re-written. Also there is a readme and manual coming with it.

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StoonFinger
StoonFinger Dec 11 2013, 5:40pm says:

I can't wait! Hopefully this upload happens soon... I see this comment is only a few hours old... the game doesn't work for me at all... I can sometimes play for around 5-10 minutes before it just violently crashes... but the real problem is, there is nothing showing up in the shops to purchase and then shortly after starting (before I can finish reading the opening txt) a bunch of insanely powerful ships appear out of nowhere and start laying waste to me... Maybe you intended the game to be hard, but that is just impossible. A shame because I loved Starflight and I have really been looking for a game like this... I'm really hoping this will work now.

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 11 2013, 6:06pm replied:

Hi stoon sorry for your troubles. I have fixed this issue with being blown away before you have time to finish the text. I have made the starting area a safe zone. It was originally a safe zone, but a bug <> in the more than less than sign being reversed cause it to be a hot zone.

This issue is fixed in 1.0 which I am aiming to have Desura push asap. It seems to be a number one complaint. Nothing shows up in the shops until you have recruited the crew, assigned them, named your ship and undocked. Which you couldn't do, due to the blowing away issue.

Also in VOD there is an on-going war. While you will be safe in that area, and have access to resources to obtain and upgrade your ship...you have to leave it at some point. With the best ship equipment you can get. Based on feedback I may increase the stats of your equipment, meaning give them even better stats if they are not holding up well to the enemy. This is of course when you have upgraded to the better equipment and not using the default equipment to fight against advanced alien warships.

:)

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Cruisin1500 Creator
Cruisin1500 Dec 11 2013, 3:03pm says:

Uploading version 1.0 now. Patch notes will be in the changelog as soon as I upload it. Also patch notes will be in your install folder. Version 1.0 of the manual PDF will be in your install folder and a control scheme.

I recommend reading the manual and the back story on the website www.voidofdarkness.com. It is after all an RPG :)

thanks so far for all the reports of issues and bugs. I will continue to support the game on release with new features and bug fixes. If you find bugs or issues or have an issue with user experience or have a suggestion, post it in the forums here on desura, or on my website listed above. Try not to post bug reports in comments, as it makes the page convoluted and I can't handle each case like that effectively.

Once it has been confirmed as stable, I will then go about optimizing it for use on lower end computers, and adding some more features that I wanted (which were not cut) but that I think would enhance the game. Since I can now add these at a slower rate and test them better, it shouldn't introduce any issues!

-Justin
Project Creator

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Void of Darkness
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Someone rated this a ONE?! You HAVE to be kidding. I think that Desura needs to have a requirement for writing an actual review if someone rates a game so low; we are required to write them when we award a TEN.

Anyhow, I give this very good game an "8" because this isn't the full game. It does crash a bit, but, the potential is there for something very special. The developer has been patching and working on content additions.

Keep up the good work!

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